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in the next few hours. >>> on the hot seat, the latest grilling over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the response from the secretary of defense when he was accused of being unprepared. >> and things get heated during the head of the next head of the cia. the reason protesters disrupted it multiple times. >>> the green light capital filed a lawsuit against apple. green light owned apple stock since 2010 and wants the company to share more capital. they have been trying to get them to create a new class of preferred stock. apple began baying a divend last year. >>> the committee put another top government official on the hot seat over the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> what is clear the united states is unprepared for what occurred in benghazi. >> i believe the department of defense and the armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks. >> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta insisted the government employed every asset to respond to the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. cocoa krispies and three other -- cocoa krispies and -- chris
:10. >> the boards of american airlines' parent amr corp. and u.s. airways have pushed back meetings on plans to consider a final merger. >> reports say that the amr board wants to me in person and that the u.s. airways board would only lead after the amr board approves the deal. >> it is not clear when the two boards will finally meet. a in car and u.s. airways could decide earlier this week whether to merge their two companies. >> over the weekend boeing said its 787 dream liner on a test flight, the first since the new airline was grounded three weeks ago. >> the company said the aircraft flew in and out of boeing field in seattle. and it's been two and half hours in the air. the faa granted permission for the test flights last thursday. >> in speculation that apple's next big thing will be a smart watched is heating up. >> the new york times reported that apple is experimenting with a device maker of glass that would run on the company's i o s mobile operating system. >> smart watches are hot items at the big international c s trade show in las vegas last month, including the pebble smart
is lance armstrong could be growing. the head of the u.s. anti doping agency, is asking the justice department to join a whistleblowing lawsuit against armstrong. the suit was filed by his former teammate floyd landis . armstrong is accused of committing fraud against the u.s. postal service, which sponsored his team while armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. the jus a provision to announce whether it will join the case. >> the majority of americans believe it is time to allow marriage between same-sex couples. >> there you see laura bush voiced support for same-sex marriage but says, she does not want to be used in this ad campaign. the former first lady has asked the respect for marriage coalition to take her out of its tv ad. among those also in the as former vice president dick cheney and former secretary of state: paulo. >> taking a look outside-- colin powell. >> it should warm up to the low 60s and hayward this afternoon. erica will have a full look at your forecast. we will see what it will be likely today and what we can expect this wee
warning to a u.s. army commander. the u.s. and south korea are planning to conduct what they call routine, a joint military drills next month. officials from the north say that the drills are evidence of american hostility. they are threatening violence if the drills are not cancelled. earlier this month, north korea the fight to the united nations by conducting a nuclear weapon test. >> u.s. troops are setting up a base for surveillance drones in the african nation gulf neezher. defense officials say that the drones will be used to track militants and refugees. if they say that information will then be shared with france. french troops have been fighting islamic militants across the border in mali. even though the growth will not be armed, the base could eventually be used for launching air strikes in the region. >> for your health this morning, national reports show that the latest flu vaccine is less effective for older americans than it was in previous years. kron4 philippe and djegal quit doctors will say that you should still get the shot. >> the earlier that you get this shot the b
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, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq war veteran remains on suicide watch as he sits in a texas j
stations could be easier. >> also, former u.s. navy seal reportedly killed the worl's most-wanted terrorist sharing his story about the raid on bin laden's compound. yes says military abandoned him. >> i'm michael finney. what do you do when buying a voucher for a daily deal and not everything is in the small print. is that false >>> former naif eye seal says he capitol hill kiled osama bin laden is talking about taking down the world's most wanted man and now, he says he feels the u.s. military abandoned him. he is identified only as the shooter. the man left the military last year says he's unemployed and worried about providing for his family. also describing may, 2011 mission that led to bin laden's death. >> the shooter rolled into the bedroom on the righthand side and right there faced osama bin laden less than a foot from his gun. and shot him there. three times in the forhead. >> the shooter now suffers from both mental and physical issues and says his disability claim is in limbo. the u.s. navy responded by saying they take seriously responsibilities to sailors making transitions t
what it was. unfortunately it doesn?t? some say prices may not peak until may. the u.s. department of energy says increase faster than expected this year. in san bruno j.r. stone kron here's what bay area drivers now. in san francisco, $4.08, in san jose, $4.02. and in oakland $3.99. a developing story tonight. the carnival triumph is on its way to the shipyard for repairs. this comes after an engine fire left the cruise ship without power. drifting in the gulf of mexico for days. as sandra endo reports. investigators are trying to figure what sparked what many are calling the "cruise from hell." the crippled carnival triumph received one more tow to undergo repairs and a clean-up in mobile. hours after the final passengers got off the ship headed anywhere but back to the stinking vessel where they were trapped for days. investigators are also trying to figure out how the engine fire started. >> "i wouldn't say it was a big fire but fire is hard to classify. all you need is one fire in the wrong location and it could be as bad as a huge fire." carnival says the fire broke out last
conference in paris. >> is the u.s. willing to directly aid the fighters on the ground and is that enough to change assad's administration? >> he needs to know that he can't shoot his bayway out of this and so we need to convince him of that, and i think the opposition needs more help in order to be able to do that and we are working together to have a united position with respect to that. >> the secretary hinted the u.s. might start to distribute aid in rebel held parts of syria. secretary kerry expected to talk more about the syria question at an international conference tomorrow in rome. charlie and norah? >> clarissa ward thank you. >>> the supreme court today is hearing arguments over the landmark 1965 law, at issue, whether voting rights are secure enough now to allow the rollback of protections from the civil rights era. john crawford is at the supreme court. jan, this has far-reaching consequences. tell us about what's at issue here? >> reporter: the voting rights act is one of the most arguments now just under way in the supreme court in this really significant
as part of his confirmation hearings in the u-s senate. john brennan is expected to attend a classified hearing next tuesday. then, the first vote on his nomination will be held on thursday. yesterday, he was quizzed about several controversial issues such as interrogation techniques and the use of drones. the obama administration believes it has the right to kill americans who are top al- qaeda operatives. brennan also insisted he has always opposed harsh interrogations, including so- called "waterboarding." brennan was 'high up' in the c- i-a after the september 11th attacks... when those practices were used. but in 2007, brennan said he believed the information obtained from these techniques helped "save lives." nothing could be further from the truth. really take such actions as the last resort to save lives. when there is no other alternative to taking an action that is going to mitigate that threat. more problems for lance armstrong.he's been stripped of his tour de france titles for doping, but now he's being sued for 12 million dollars in prize money. s-c-a promotions presente
. >>> the military is poised to extend some benefits to same- sex parents of gay servicemembers. u.s. officials say they are likely to include some health and welfare programs as well as access to on-base stores and services. the move comes 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service. an announcement is expected in the next few days. >>> white house defending a memo from the department of justice authorizing drone attacks against americans working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions. if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and therefore could be targeted accordingly. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted
suicide bomber attacked the u.s. embassy in ankura. it exploded in a security check point, a door blown off the hinges and the u.s. ambassador says a guard was killed and one citizen was wounded. police say they have images of the bomber on surveillance video and they are looking at that. >>> switching gears at 6:30. let's get back to michelle in new orleans, what looks like a beautiful day and what should be a big weekend, too, right michelle. >> right. i think it is going to be a gorgeous day today and of course a very busy weekend. super bowl xlvii on sunday. can't wait to watch a little football. also can't wait to hear from the two head coaches. let's take a live look at a news conference. the two led coaches are expected to get to the podium today and hold a joint news conference. they were scheduled at 6:30 which i believe is about a minute after that. i believe they're testing some of the equipment there for the two brothers jim and john to take the stage. we've been talking about, they've talked to the media here in new orleans but th
the u.s. department of homeless security in the coast guard violated his civil rights by denying his request to renew his merchant marine license. he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of illegally discharging oil in the day after the coast guard concluded he was impaired by prescription drugs and failed to follow safety precautions before the crash. san francisco officials are racing to ens of millions of dollars from private donors to pay for security, transportation and the other cost of hosting the america's cup yachting championship this year. the city is raise about $4 million of the estimated 34 million needed. mayor ed lee has recently stepped up his own efforts to meet personally with his chief executive of prominent companies based in san francisco. the city and to pay for the event without having to dip into its general fund. we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. >> welcome back the time is 4:39. >> and national news president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. is expected to focus on boosting job creation and economic growth duri
-up call. you knew the u.s. facility was under attack, the embassador was missing. there had been teams deployed potentially to help in a rescue effort. this was total chaos. the u.s. facility on 9/11 under attack and the president of the united states didn't call to follow-up. >> you would think there would be an open lean and constant communication. >> look at the response, totally flaccid. they were left hanging fire and they died. even to this day, there's nobody in custody for the attack, despite there were security cameras all around. we have pictures of the people who did this and yet no one has been brought to justice. the response is baffling and it's shocking the president didn't call for eight hours and i don't understand why. >> i don't either. there's been so many movies devoted to the osama bin laden capture and -- or assassination. it would be nice to know the minute-by-minute internal working. it's fascinating and intriguing. surely something had to be happening in the white house. >> flip it around. what's a the justification for not revealing that information. why shou
memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the pres
yesterday when the engines caught fire. >> a u.s. coast guard cutters expected to tow it to progresso , mexico. carnival says the ship has on board electricity to keep the passengers comfortable. it should reach progresso wednesday. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show in loss angeles county. it happened early saturday--yesterday at polsa rosa branch in the city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. their names not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company had both release statements expressing their separate the to the victim's family. we will be right back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20
this, terrorists have put together a list of ways to avoid becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind t
. that instability sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. though he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. "the new york times" reports that saudi arabia is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely,
. the u.s. ambassador thanks the turkish people. >> your friendship, your solidarity means a lot to us at times like this. all of us feel we are among friends in a country that is safe for americans and stable. >> the white house said the u.s. will conduct its own investigation into the bombing. >> protesters masked in cairo's square in a scene almost identical to what happened two years ago during the arab spring riots. thousands of egyptians marched and chanted against the rule of president mohammed morsi. they are demanding he prevent the husband list brotherhood from controlling the government. >> santa clara county reports two more deaths because of the flu. we'll tell you about the victims and why it's generating a reaction in the community. >> it was another warm one today. the winds kind of going offshore for a while. you see in the san francisco flag there. the winds are going to change around. that fog return to the coast. how that fog will impact your weekend. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we
of either saying the pledge of allegiance or observing a moment of silence. >>> the u.s. justice department along with california and several other states filed suit against standard and poors. the suit claims s & p refused to warn investors that the housing department would be collapsing because it would be bad for business. >> s & p gave premium ratings to risky investments. >> reporter: state attorney general camela harris says fund those investments based on s & p ratings. >>> wall street rebounded today following yesterday's steep drop. the dow's gained 99 points to gain 25 points shy. nasdaq was up 40 points. investors saw poz táeu signs in housing. >>> dell computer is going private. michael dell and an investment company are buying the trading company. dell's profits have faded and this could be michael dell's plans to restore the company to its former glory. >>> a man is accused of trying to snatch up a girl that was riding a bike. the man cursed at her as she was peddling down emerson street. then as she got closer she say it is man crossed the street and tried to snatch her up.
personnel records center. that aj dick never serve add day in any branch of the u.s. military. biggest lie yet came when vest tried to confront dick face-to-face. >> he was the one that actually shot osama bin laden. >>reporter: you bought that. >> no. i gnaw that this was a charade at that point. there was no question about it. >>reporter: let me talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. >> i don't have a safe seal background. >>reporter: you told a lot of people that dew point. >> no i did not. >>reporter: when i tracked him down in southern california last week aj wouldn't stop long enough to look at the records i compiled on him. all the phoney facebook postings. e-mail with the tall taechlt fake discharge papers. contract he signed with vest gaivrn teeing he's a navy seal. you have a license of people claim you scammed them out of a lot of money. >> no. >>reporter: aj next target? the carson city, nevada airpor airport. public hearing last may the airport commission thanked mr. dick for his service as u.s. navy seal and granted use of hang or for the new self-de
with the -- its relationship with the u.s. has left cuba in somewhat of a time warp. alan gross was hired to bring computers here. it landed him a 15-year sentence for undernining the -- undermining the cuban government. >> he has lost a lot of weight. his mind is still very with it. and he's still energetic. >> reporter: but that's about all the good news he could bring home. they met with cuban president raul castro. their message? >> on behalf of the american people and his wife judy, that we wanted to bring alan home. that he had been held unjustly for too long. >> reporter: but castro wants a swap. five spies captured in the u.s., for gross. the u.s. won't do it. >> the two situations are not comparable. both in terms of the reasons they're in jail or the circumstances of their cases. but that's been the response from the cuban government. >> reporter: van holland then revealed a new dynamic in the situation. a desperate one. >> in his own appeal, alan gross is asking be to be set free in time to visit his ailing mother. >> she's dying. and at
. but first. a widespread blizzard is expected to arrive in the northeastern u-s this morning. tory dunnan is live from boston with more, good morning tory. hundreds of flights in and out of s-f-o are expected to be cancelled due to the nor'easter storm. >> it is a bitterly stra col morning, and even the white out conditions. passengers at boston's logan airport for hoping to dodged this airport. >> they think that is going to be crazy. >> 2.5. feet in some areas. >> if it happens overnight friday and saturday is as good a of a timely as we could have. >> reporter: from new jersey, to the state of maine. >> wheat are used to these type of storms and to use common said stay off the city. stay home. >> this could be the similarities between the historic 1978 and today would not be quite as dramatic. >> for some, that stalledstall.t instead the two-three days it more perhaps just 24 hours. >> the hardware stores, groceries stores and with everybody is being advised to ride it out. and here in boston they are expecting to see the of worst of this with the possibility of a two-3 in. per hour. a
. he is being released on a $1 million bail. that is about $112,000 in u.s. dollars. >> the investigation continues into what caused the crane to collapse while working on the bay bridge. to get you more news faster we will go to mike pelton. >> if you take a look that some of the video that we shot just a that you concede that the crane is on its side. it was molding temporary support from the bridge when it tumbled over. the crane was sitting at a never fell into the water when it tumbled over. officials said that the bridge was not damaged that it just ripped off some paint. when is the status as a were shocked. >> i heard a huge crash. it was just a mass of amount coming down. >> it was not a natural thing, it was definitely an accident. i was hoping that no one was hurt. >> unfortunately, the crane did not damage or hurt anyone. once the investigation is wrapped up that will begin to take down the temporary supports and they stated that despite the crane collapsed and this will not push back the opening of the new bridge that is set for labor day weekend. >> two
its own waivers. leaders of that group met recently with u.s. education secretary arne duncan. >>> other bay area headlines this morning, an attack at uc- santa cruz has led the university to begin a night safety escort program. the school is providing vans to take faculty, students and visitors anywhere on campus between 8 p.m. and 2:45 a.m. last sunday around noon a 21- year-old woman was raped on campus. >>> bart is alerting its passengers to expect delays tonight between oakland and san francisco. that's because maintenance work shut down one of the two tunnels that makes up the transbay tube starting at 10:00 tonight. they should reopen by the time bart opens for business tomorrow morning. >>> time now 5:09. ready for take-off? boeing may have a fix for dreamliner's faulty battery. >> plus, a record-breaking storm. more than 20 states brought to a standstill by a massive winter wallop. >> cool to look at, hard to explain. what is this thing that nasa caught on camera? it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves fr
's according to a federal arrest warrant filed last week by u-s marshals working the case. the document also says the 33-year old former l-a-p-d officer may have had help alluding police. that associate is identieid only by the illitials jy, and the person has a familty member with property in the big bear area where dorner's truck was found abandoned and burnt. last thursday. all this comes as we are seeing new surveilance video that tmz posetd.showing dorner at a scuba diving shop two days before the first two victims were murdered. dorner reportedly got two small, yellow tanks filled with air and left with a larger, black tank. he's said to have paid in cash, and appears to be talking to the cashier.even laughing at times. new at eight: law enforcement that have been impacted in the past are receiving round the clock surveillance and protection. however, the community near big bear is on edge. and u.s. marshals say that he could possibly even be in mexico. >> pam: the troubled history of the fairfield barber accused of murdering a 13 year old girl. genelle conway-allen's naked body was fo
against them in the nation's largest state where it was of the u.s. for that matter. at a brief filed yesterday, san sex couples say that 30 states that prohibit the marriage amounts to a bad of inferiority. they laid out several options for the court to consider but stopped short of declaring full marriage equality across the country. the supreme court hears arguments on proposition march 8, 1926. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news, the woman was issued on a finger in her food at wendy's is behind bars again. we will have more on why she is in trouble now. through sunday, save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's presidents' day sale ends sunday. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan, who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have ka
u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sharp criticism there some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> and civil liberties advocates say the memo is not enough. >> it should be released to the public. if the administration is going to be claiming the authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center today when white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> i
a place like the u.s. east coast is not getting gasoline necessarily as rapid of a pace from the gulf coast because the ships are too expensive to move it. >> reporter: one thing people can do to pay less at the pump is to drive more fuel-efficient vehicles but so far, the high gas prices do not seem to be factors into consumers' buying habits. in january the two top selling vehicles were pickup trucks. gayle and charlie? >> manuel thanks. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife will be in court today in washington. they're expected to plead guilty to charges they spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds for personal use. jay levine of our chicago station cbs2 is in washington. jay, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. court starts in 30 minutes and we're expected plea agreements signed by jackson and his wife sandy, once one of chicago's political premiere couples. now a troubled marriage with the former congressman wining and dining a washington restaurant hostess, but it also went to things like furs and jewelry, furniture
overnight in the east bay. it rattled nerves of some, others may have slept through it. the u-s-g-s reports a three point oh magnitude earthquake happened just before 2 o clock. the quake was about 3 miles east-northeastf front. there are no reports of damage or injuries. let's take a quick look outside this morning. san francisco nice day on tap. lots of sunshine expected. and a little warmer today than yesterday. meteorologist brian van aiken will have more on your bay area forecast coming up at 8-15. >> in florida today, the nascar race at daytona international speedway will go on as scheduled. this despite a crash saturday that injured dozens of people. the accident happened during the final lap of the nationwide series race. a protective fence kept the car on the tracks but debris was sent flying into the stands. more than 33 people were injured. track workers were scrambling all night to make repairs to a large section of the fence. daytona speedway's president spoke today about whether they felt prepared for yesterday's crash. "for yesterday's event." chitwood went on to say that the
incentives to do business in the u.s. house speaker john boehner says raising the minimum wage results in fewer jobs. president obama hits the road-take it full tease: obama and gun control-tele plasma vo another major issue on the agenda -- gun control. it had a big impact on last night's state of the union address. that's at 5-30. and -- a career ender? that's what some people are saying about the gop response to the president. i'll show you what happened ahead. i'll show you what happened mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ but first -- in a story you'll only see on kron4. new evidence -- in that can help track down the arsonist in a massive fire near oakland bart. after the break. tease
without a deal, we could see less secure u.s. embassies and furloughed air traffic controllers. >>> the national transportation safety board along with the coast guard and the bahamas maritime authority are all investigating the cause of that fire on that cruise ship, the carnival triumph. the fire in the engine room last sunday left the ship powerless. 4,000 people were subjected to five awful days of spoiled food and raw sewage. sewage, flooding cabins. the ship finally docked in alabama late thursday night and the first lawsuit has already been filed. >>> the challenges of adjusting to college life for first-year students. the myth and reality of the freshman 15 coming up next. >>> and why northern california's latest tree sitter is perching herself 50 feet above ground and refusing to come down. >>> these temperatures are cooperating and coming down a little bit over the bay area the next couple of days. we'll see a few degrees a day, that's all we ask. we asked for a little bit of rain, we're going to get it. we'll have the details i
, like this u.s. stock investment, activision blizzard inc. publishes the game you are watching right now "call of duty: black ops 2"" regarded as one of the most violent gun toting games on the market to the extent these kinds of video games contribute to violence, how can california support the video game publisher with its money but not the gun manufacturer, the position seems inconsistent? scroll up the investment report and look under sovereign bond and there you'll find kingdom of bahrain. if you recall, bahrain experienced protests and vicious government crackdowns throughout the arab spring. now the country is a u.s. ally and it houses our fifth naval fleet but its government is accused of gunning down innocent pr protesters, torturing those in police custody and arresting thousands to preserve power. so why aren't the country's graphious killings and actions cause for divestment? the calpers fund supports anheuser-busch and they make budweiser, among other beers. alcohol abuse is linked to 75,000 deaths a year in the u.s. according to the cdc more than double the 32,000 people ki
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four tours in iraq. won seven medals for his bravery. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about that transition from war to home just weeks ago. to the website guns.com. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: kyle volunteered to help vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. police believe that he was trying to counsel 25-year-old eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: but detectives said that shoot practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the sniper he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad littlefield, at point-blank range. police say he then stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on a chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields away. he found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author.
that could be used to make weapons. u.s. officials are hoping to speak one-on-one with iranians next week. of course, abc's david muir is in tehran. and his exclusive reporting continues tonight on "world news." >>> and new details about a major terror plot. three men in britain caught on tape, saying they wanted to pull off another 9/11, have now been convicted. police say the men traveled to pakistan twice for training with al qaeda and were looking to build ten suicide bombs. >>> and four peanut company executives now face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products containing peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators later found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. the justice department says that this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning that this year's flu shot just isn't doing a very good job of protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been a
spending cuts. and if they don't you'll feel it -- what you can expect. then -- parts of the u-s ravaged. kron4 is tracking the monster storm. through the plains. along with the intense video. and -- it's oscar weekend. kron4's movie critic, jan wahl is here with her predictions. the kron4 news at 5-30 is next. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ at&t. have saved money with... ohhh... ...with geico... ohhh...sorry! director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 years...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: ke
. >>> the u.s. military command in afghanistan announced just a few hours ago that its report about a decline in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no drop in the number of talks. >>> a noontime ceremony is planned in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary on the first alternate attack on the world trade center. the city will honor the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the garage below one of the twin towers. more than a thousand others were hurt. six islamic extremists were responsible for this attack. >>> 7:15. now we're just three days away from those automatic budget cuts becoming law. president obama is traveling today in his fight to prevent the budget cuts. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president wants republicans to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: dave, senate democrats came up with a plan that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. senate majority leader, harry reid, was on the floor just a moment ago. re
on a document released to a senate committee in june of last year that lays out u.s. policy on when drone attacks may be used against u.s. citizens abroad. specifically the white paper's focus is on who may be the focus of these attacks and at what point a threat is considered imminent. for more we bring in the man who broke this story, the great nbc's mike isikoff. mike, welcome. let's make it clear, if he can, from the beginning, whom does this memo encompass? for instance, would it include an al qaeda agent, say, living in europe, in germany, or in the united kingdom? >> most likely not. the memo lays out a three-part test for who can be targeted by a pilotless drone strike if there is a belief that the individual, the target, is an al qaeda operational leader. number one, there has to be what the memo describes as an imminent threat of a violent attack against the united states. number two, capture of that individual is not feasible. and number three, the operation has been under applicable law of war principles. if you go to the second part of that test, capture is unfeasible, it pro
use of per form answer enhancing drugs and defrauded his long time sponsor. u.s. postal service the federal government is joining the suit. >> fda today approved a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer. bay area company developed a drug. it's what doctors call a smart bottom target ago specific type of tumor and as jonathan explains it could be the first of new generation of cancer treatments. >>reporter: denise is a cancer researcher who encountered a crual twist of fate. >> diagnosed pretty soon after i started my graduate school studies in cancer biology. >>reporter: denise met cancer a type doctors consider incurrable. she under goes chemotherapy once a week and deals with the side effects 2 24-7. >> hair loss. nausea. in the past. gi issues. general feeling of not feeling well. >>reporter: denise among the physicianÑi patients to 7 a new drug called designed to attack the cancer without attacking her. clinical trial fights specific type of humor found in 20 percent of breast cancer patients and according to the doctor who ran the study it doesn't make th
among women in the u.s. it is also the leading cause of death amongst women of all races. >> reporter: joining me now, dr. ocava from med star. how are you and welcome. >> thank you so much for having me. >> reporter: we're talking about the advancements in cancer treatment. >> i want to mention a little bit about, there have been advances in all different aspects not just surge horry -- surgery but oncology and radiation. can i talk about the advancement. >> >> reporter: please. >> surgery, we have been doing lumpectomy or breast conservation for years now. but the trend is to do less invasive type surgery. so one advancement is the biopsy. when we're evaluating the lymph nodes instead of a full node. radiation oncology, the standard in treatment have usually been something, we call whole breast radiation. that takes 6 to 7 weeks, typically. but some women will qualify for what they call partial breast radiation. which is partial treatment for five days then you're done. >> thank you for being here. finally, something preventively
carnival triumph. the u.s. coast guard and national transportation safety board are investigating the cause of the engine fire aboard the ship and the extent of the damage. triumph may be moved to the bahamas for cleanup and repairs because it's registered there. >> it's almost like coming back to the scene of the crime. >> reporter: after getting rest and a hot shower, passenger doreen hiewghtart came to the terminal before heading back to paris, texas. she said enduring the squalor on the ship was life changing. >> made us appreciate what we have. electricity, running toilets, running water. >> reporter: after the ship finally docked last night, passengers were finally bused to louisiana and texas. many took charter flights home. some are complaining that carnival's response to the emergency was slow and inadequate. but triumph's on-board crewmembers are getting high prize. -- praise. >> they had to walk around with rubber gloves, gas masks, and pick up all of these potty bags. >> they always had a smile on their famous. they helped you, no
jack child is not a suspect. >> an explosion outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. this is an ankara. a suicide bomber is responsible an initial reports that one person is dead and 2 are wounded. the dow jones industrial average trades above 14,000 for the first time since october 17, 2007. on a plan that rate raises to 7.9% but hiring strong grip san ramon chevron beads earnings expectations. profit of over 40 percent, a 7.2 billion in the last three months of the year. >> 7:14 a.m. and we will be back with more in just a couple of minutes. a live look outside from our mt. tam cam. the weather is warm and nice and sunny this afternoon. are we can forecast for you in just a couple of minutes. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on their faces. 'cause i rea
of misconduct, as well as mismanagement. >>> new this morning, vice president joe biden signals the u.s. is willing to talk directly to iran about its nuclear program. biden is attending a security conference in germany. he met yesterday with the german chancellor. previous irani negotiations with the u.n. security council in germany made little progress, but biden announced the u.s. is willing to talk to tehran, but only if the iranian leadership is serious about striking a deal. >>> well, north korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls american double standards. a north korean official says the u.s. protested a rocket launch in december, but then supported a south korea launch this past wednesday. the north official did not elaborate on the threat, but it was suggested it will conduct its third test soon. >>> the grounding of the boeing 787 dreamliner comes at a high cost for san jose international airport. the san jose mercury news reports the city is losing an average of $214,000 a day. the airport launched its ana dreamliner service to tokyo on january 11th, but the plane
valley a base of 25-96 in.. >> thank you erica. this justin. new-home sales in the u.s. jumped in january from the previous month to the highest level since july 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating. new-home sales rose nearly 16 percent last month to what would be an annual rate of 437,000. the percentage increase was the largest in nearly 20 years. steady job creation and near-record low mortgage rates are sparring more americans to buy homes. >> at the same time, the number of previously occupied homes for sale is that 13 year low. the shortage create more demand for new homes. currently wall street is up. the dow is up by 80 points. the dow was off over 200 is today. >> thank you marc. the search continues for young oakland couple disappeared about a month ago. jamie neal and their hand were last heard from on january 25th. there are improved for a viking adventure. we're now hearing from neal's sister stacy fingers, she is concern that her sister may not be safe. >> she's my sister! i'm just not going to listen to anyone until she calls me. i have not seen a video o
and moves to the east. now, again, as we take our look here at the u.s., the rest of the country, we are dealing with what the weather channel is calling winter storm nemo, it is bringing in quite a snow, blizzard-like conditions. we're also looking at wet weather down through the gulf coast. we expect to see severe weather developing over the next 24 hours through central texas and making its way tomorrow on into the gulf coast. look for a lot of snow out through the rockies, plenty of sunshine through the central plains. temperatures are on the cool side through the southwest into southern california. chillier than usual. we also look for still leftover snow from michigan on into ohio. some parts of michigan, yes, in the last 24 hours, northern michigan, picking up 15 inches of snow, snarling traffic and bringing down power lines and we expect also to see plenty of sunshine through the southeast. we're going to have your local forecast in just a little bit, but first, this message. "love" a collection by prabal gurung, exclusively at target. for a limited time. >>> 7:20 on a friday
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